Welcome to DRCET and De’ils On Wheels! We deliver a range of environmental projects and services across the west of Glasgow and beyond.

We protect and enhance the local environment and increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities that we work with.

Scroll down to read more about what we do, download our new information leaflet or get clicking on the left to get involved, get active and make a difference!

*** A huge thank you to everyone that supported our Brave the Shave fundraiser – we absolutely smashed our target!! ***

Welcome to the fourth year of Glasgow Wildfest which will run from Friday 1 to Saturday 30 September 2017 across the City. Glasgow Wildfest is a whole month of events celebrating Glasgow’s greenspaces and the many organisations and groups working tirelessly to help wildlife and improve their local parks and gardens for everyone to enjoy.

So why not join in with events happening throughout September and meet some of the people doing incredible things to help protect Glasgow’s wildlife, and make the city a greener place for everyone to enjoy. This year, there are 32 events for you to choose from. Each weekend will see the focus switch to a different part of Glasgow, celebrating both well-known and hidden greenspaces within those areas.

Highlights for the festival this year include the Wild Day Out in Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens (Sat 2 Sept), which will be the biggest recording event there in 20 years! Please do join in if you can, as they need as many citizen scientists as possible on the day to help them uncover all the wildlife.  As well as the grand opening of a newly developed garden and community hub by Friends of Springburn Park (Sat 23 Sept) and a picnic concert at the Hidden Gardens with the accompaniment of live chamber music (Sat 16 Sept).

More details can be found in the leaflet Wildfest 2017 and for more information, updates, and late additions please check out www.glasgowwildfest.org, follow #glasgowwildfest on Twitter or email gnahg@rspb.org.uk Accompanied children are welcome at all events

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Do you cycle in Glasgow? Do you care about the future of our cycling infrastructure? Then GlasgowCycleInfraDay is for you.

The campaign is returning to the city on Friday 8 September and with your help we can make this year even more successful.

The idea is a simple one: use Twitter to record “a day in the life of Glasgow’s cycle lanes”.  A look at the good, the bad and the simply absent cycling infrastructure over 24 hours. On Twiiter you can follow @CycleInfraDay or use the hashtag #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17

Getting involved is even simpler still. Just grab your camera and if you see any cycling infrastructure you think is worth recording just take a photo and Tweet it with this year’s hashtag – #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 – Say where it is and why you’re including it, and you’re done.

Not going to be cycling on Friday 8 September?  That’s okay – you don’t have to be on a bike to take part, you only need to be in and around Glasgow.

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The Hands Up Scotland Survey looks at how pupils across Scotland travel to school and is the largest national dataset on school travel.  The 2017 survey will take place from Monday 11 until Friday 15 September with schools selecting one day to carry out the survey.

Each September, schools across Scotland complete the survey in class by asking their pupils ‘How do you normally travel to school?’. Local authority officers distribute the survey to schools and return pupil responses to Sustrans for collation, analysis and reporting.

The results provide a valuable annual snapshot of school travel and are used by Sustrans, Transport Scotland and other groups to inform policy areas, monitor trends in school travel over time, and provide information relevant to a variety of health, transport and education initiatives.

For more information about the Hands Up Scotland survey please visit the Sustrans website where you can also download all the information for the 2017 survey. You can see the headline results from 2016 below.

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GoBike recently held their first Call For Action Workshop, which proved to be a great success. GoBike members came together for the workshop to decide on the projects GoBike should be taking forward for the coming year.

Presentations were given on some previous GoBike projects, as well as a talk on how data can be used in cycle campaigning.  These were followed by a number of exciting pitches for projects and the successful projects now being taken forward are:

  • #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17
  • Desire Network
  • Friends of South City Way
  • Local Understanding of Cycling Infrastructure
  • Quick, simple and Cheap
  • The Idaho Stop
  • Cyclist are People Too

More details on each projects can be found on the dedicated projects page on the GoBike website.

The next Call For Action event will take place in November, which will enable the current projects to report back and any new projects to be started.

GCVS and RSA Scotland are hosting a FREE, thought-provoking event to consider Universal Basic Income in Scotland. The event will take place from 1:30 to 5pm on Tuesday 29 August 2017 at The Albany Learning and Conference Centre, 44 Ashley Street Glasgow G3 6DS.

The event will welcome a number of influential speakers and debate the question “Is Scotland ready for such a radical policy?”. The event will consider how such a programme might benefit families and communities supported by the Third Sector and what types of outcomes could be achieved for society as a whole.

Speakers include Head of RSA Scotland, Jamie Cooke, currently supporting Glasgow, Fife and North Ayrshire Councils to consider basic income and Annie Miller from the Citizens Basic Income Network in Scotland, who will launch her book, “A Basic Income Handbook”, at this event. Other key speakers still to be confirmed!

Register here, or you can contact GCVS e: comms.team@gcvs.org.uk or t: 0141 332 2444 to book!

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Resource Efficient Scotland has relaunched their website! The new look makes it even easier for you to find out how your business or organisation can be more resource efficient.

Take a look through the new sections on saving energy, saving water and reducing waste. And check out the tools and guides to get you started, the latest case studies to inspire you, and the funding they have to get your larger projects off the ground.

They’ve also got a new blog section so you can get the very latest tips and updates from the programme to help your business.

The re-scheduled 2nd Annual Knightswood Park Family Fun Day will now take place from 12 to 4pm on Saturday 16 September at Knightswood Park.

There will be loads of stuff happening at the event including Knightswood model boat club, Play on Pedals, sports taster sessions, performances by local schools, face painting, birds of prey, bouncy castles and lots more too!

We will be along with our De’ils On Wheels cycle skills course as well so why not pop along for a great family day out!

Please spread the word and if using social media us #knightswoodfunday.

This year’s event has been organised by the Knightswood Park Family Day organising committee which is made up of local people from the community and the committee has been kindly hosted and supported by Knightswood Community Council. You can also keep up to date with the event on their Facebook page.

The event is supported by Glasgow City Council and has been kindly funded by the Ward 13 Garscadden/Scotstounhill and Ward 14 Drumchapel/Anniesland area partnerships.

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Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
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DRCET is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown above.

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